TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Jan 26, 2016

The Claiborne Commission on Monday evening approved the controversial $11.5 million expansion of the Claiborne County Jail. The expansion will double the bed count in the jail and allow the jail to house state inmates in an effort to reduce overcrowding, Claiborne Progress reports. Circuit Court Judge John McAfee has expressed concerns about the “lack of public disclosure” for the expansion via letters to County Mayor Jack Daniels. “If we decide to expand our jail, we obligate multiple generations for the costs of housing state inmates that, by law, we are not required to house,” McAfee wrote.